Coming Home for Christmas
November 28th, 2021
This week's scripture is Ephesians 3:16-17a:"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts thr...
The Hidden Secret
November 21st, 2021
This week we conclude our series on Philippians, and this text has challenging implications. What is the secret that Paul is revealing in the last portion of this letter, in this final "thanksgiving"...
The Peace of God
November 14th, 2021
Rev. Shari Jackson Monson is the Transitional Executive Presbyter of Olympia Presbytery. Among her many duties is the oversight of the well-being of the pastors in the presbytery (i.e. region of Pres...
The Glory of Heaven
November 7th, 2021
Pastor Aaron's message on Nov. 7 gives an excellent review of the concepts we've covered this Fall. Please visit his message at UPPC.org/media to hear that summary!There is an end to the two contrast...
Throwing Away the Precious Cargo
October 31st, 2021
What have you accumulated in your life? Belongings? Skills? Experiences? All of the above?If you’ve ever moved from one home to another, you know that there are some belongings that must be discar...
The Power of Covenant Community
October 24th, 2021
In Christ, we are not only "saved." We are also "formed." As you live your life, ask yourself, "What is forming you?" You will be formed by default or design. You cannot escape powers that form yo...
Working Out Our Salvation
October 17th, 2021
Last week we learned about two contrasting paradigms for SALVATION. The secular humanist paradigm focuses on the human self with no need for God. The biblical paradigm focuses on God, with the self ...
Who Will Save Us?
October 10th, 2021
Let today's blog summary be a mere augmentation to Pastor Aaron's entire message, which you can hear at UPPC.org/media and the UPPC app.Read Philippians 2:1-11. What does salvation look like in the se...
A War for Your Soul
October 4th, 2021
At the end of Philippians 1, Paul emphasizes that the Church must: 1) Stand firm2) Strive together3) Avoid being afraid of opposition.Why is it that in our general context, we have what we need (food,...
A Matter of Life and Death
September 26th, 2021
"To live is __________." How would you fill in the blank?This week we look at Paul's letter to the Philippians, chapter 1 verses 12-21, and explore the meaning of life. Catch the message at UPPC.org...
September 21st, 2021
Hello blog readers!We heard an important message today, and I hope each of you makes time to listen, or to re-listen, as you seek to grow in faith and life.The blog is going to take a break from offer...
September 12th, 2021
Hello blog readers!We heard an important message today, and I hope each of you makes time to listen, or to re-listen, as you seek to grow in faith and life.You can find the message at UPPC.org, or eve...